Man Sues Uncle for Posting Embarrassing Facebook Pictures
By Melissa Knowles | Trending Now
...case of Minnesota man Aaron Olson. His uncle, Randall LaBrie, posted some pictures (which have yet to surface publicly or online for us to find and post here) from Olson's childhood of him in front of the Christmas tree accompanied by some less than flattering captions. When Olson became aware of the photos, he asked his uncle to take them down. Instead, LaBrie just untagged the photos and allegedly told his nephew that if he did not like the photos, "he should stay off Facebook." So, Olson sued LaBrie for harassment.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-no … 18107.html
We are treading into uncharted waters ...it appears to be a form of harassment when those that know us post embarrassing photos or information about us online without our consent. What do you think and has this happened to anyone here?
i can see problems on the horizon....i used to be connected with family and extended family and extended extended family via facebook...have disconnected twice....there was actual fighting happening between some...at first it was entertaining....but, then, i found it all very odd....so 'bye bye' to that.....
This wasn't a big deal (but I wasn't thrilled with it): I have a cousin quite a bit older than I am. She and her family are all on Facebook, and they posts tons of pictures of "everyone". So, fine, her kids are all in their forties (or so), and they have kids who also have kids. Then there are pictures of her mother and father (my aunt and uncle-by-marriage). All the people on my mother's side of the family (and their spouses and kids and whoever else) have access to the page. Still fine.
THEN she expanded to include pictures of her cousins (me, my sister, and our cousin who is our age) when the cousins were kids. NOT FINE!!!!! My sister discovered the pictures, and among them were unflattering pictures with us in stupid looking Easter hats (among other pictures). What's she care if the pictures make us look like little jerks?!! We weren't her kids or her. We were her "little cousins" (but old enough to be grade-school and junior-high kids). I don't see any goofy pictures of her on there; but a) does she even have a right to post childhood pictures of me that I wouldn't post online (flattering or otherwise), and b) wouldn't have it been nice if she'd at least asked?
Obviously, this isn't something worth suing an eighty-year-old cousin over, but I wouldn't mind a few people figuring out that they could be sued for posting the pictures of others without permission of one sort or another. These photos were from her box of photos at home. They didn't come from my posting them on line. So, I'd love to see a whole bunch of lawsuits starting to happen. (I can see the humor in my own situation and reaction; but even so, I'm really not happy about it.)
by Monisajda 7 years ago
Are you comfortable with posting photos of your children and family in your hubs? I am asking...because I believe it is too personal for me to share with the world.
by Money Fairy 6 years ago
I think it is so sad that she is trying to do everything right and some idiot photographer can't even give her privacy in a stone walled gated house??? That photographer must have had to climb up a tree to get those photos just sick. Anyway will she ever have any privacy again???What a life...
by TomC35 7 years ago
Examiner is doing the same.There are many people out there seriously searching for jobs, real jobs. They do not have time to sift through tons of fake ads, and though HP and Examiner are real websites, they do not offer real jobs. You might make some money off of them, but even they...
by Diane Minton 6 years ago
Is it really safe to post pictures on Facebook?with all of the other personal information there too
by Mary Craig 5 years ago
Does posting on Pinterest give Pinterest the right to own your photos? I have been told once you put a photo on Pinterest it belongs to Pinterest and from what I could glean from Pinterest that's how it looks. Any comments?
by TedEN 8 years ago
Every time I try to post a picture or photo on my hub page it gives me an error message. Any ideas on why this could be? I've tried different formats and sizes but its all the same. Your help would be very appreciated.
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